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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Updated on 20 July 2019

Your privacy is important to me and I am committed to maintaining robust privacy protections for all readers. My Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how I collect, use and safeguard the information you provide on The Simple Chapters when you sign up for my newsletter or when you use access my website.

This Privacy policy is to assist you in making informed decisions when using this website. Your continued use of my website constitutes your acknowledgement and understanding of, and agreement with this Privacy Policy. I strictly abide by the relevant provisions of the Privacy Act (1988). I will not sell, trade, or rent any private or personal information to others from information gathered from this website.

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the data I hold on you.

Information You Provide to Me
When you opt-in to my email list, I will collect your personal information such as your first and last name, email and/or mailing address. This data is held in MailChimp and is password protected.

If you contacted me directly via email or when you comment on my blog posts, I will collect your name and email address, as well as any other content included in the email, in order to send you a reply.

Use of Your Personal Information
In general, Personal Information you submit to me is used either to respond to requests that you make, or to aid me in serving you better. I will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or are required by law to do so. I may use your Personal Information in the following ways:

  • to facilitate the email subscription on our Mailchimp; send you a welcome email to verify ownership of the email address provided when you opt-in;
  • identify you as a user on my website;
  • respond to your inquiries;
  • to send newsletters, offers, and other promotional materials related to my website; and
  • perform marketing or data analysis.

Website Cookies and Google Analytics
In an effort to improve my website, I track information provided to me by your browser such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. This is tracked via website cookies.

Cookies are small text files used to enhance your browsing experience, including, but not limited to, maintaining current login, and providing a unique identifier for website statistics.

When you use my website, I use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to my website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

Links to Third Party Websites
This website may contain links to other third party websites and microsites, whose privacy practices may differ from those of mine. If you submit personal data to any of those sites, your personal data is not subject to this Privacy Policy.

I encourage you to review the privacy policy of any website you visit. By clicking on or activating such links and leaving our Site, I can no longer exercise control over any personal data which you give to any other entity after leaving my website. Any access to such other third party websites is therefore entirely at your own risk.

Opting-Out/Withdrawal of Consent/ Retention of Data
If you would like to unsubscribe from my mailing list, detailed instructions are provided at the bottom of all emails sent out.

If you would like to withdraw your consent to our use of your personal data, please contact me directly.

Your personal data will only be retained for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it is collected or for legal purposes, or in accordance with applicable laws. Your personal data may also continue to be retained on my databases to the extent permitted by law.

Security of Your Personal Information
I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable technological security measures and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online.

However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. While I use reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information, I cannot guarantee its absolute security. By using my website, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks. Nevertheless, I strive to protect the security of your information, and are constantly reviewing and enhancing our information security measures. I may, but are not obliged to, post a notice on my website if a security breach occurs, or send an email to you at the email address you have provided to me in these circumstances.

Updates to This Privacy Policy
I may update this privacy policy from time to time by posting a new version on my website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. I may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email, if you have elected to receive these.

Contact Information
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of the website, please contact me.